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Alfa Aesar™ Ammonium formate, 97%, water <3%

$35.81 - $437.69

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Ammonium formate
CAS 540-69-2
Name Note Water <3%
Molecular Formula CH5NO2
Linear Formula HCO2NH4
Formula Weight 63.06g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00013103
Beilstein 3625095
Merck Index 14,523
Synonym Formic acid ammonium salt
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AAA106990B

 
alfa aesar™
A10699-0B
1000g Each for $104.09

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A10699-0I
5000g Each for $437.69

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250g Each for $35.81
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Melting Point ≈116°C
Quantity 1000g
Odor Ammonia-like
Chemical Name or Material Ammonium formate
Name Note Water <3%
CAS 540-69-2
Assay 97%
Molecular Formula CH5NO2
Linear Formula HCO2NH4
Formula Weight 63.06g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00013103
Beilstein 3625095
Merck Index 14,523
Synonym Formic acid ammonium salt
Health Hazard 1 Warning
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECS Number BQ6650000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Ammonium formate is widely used in various organic reactions like Leuckart reaction which involves the reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones. It serves as a buffer in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS). It finds application in palladium on carbon (Pd/C) reduction of functional groups. For example, reduction of alkenes to alkanes and formaldehyde to methanol. It is also used to prepare formic acid insitu as well as used to store formic acid by making it as an ammonium salt.

Solubility
Soluble in water, liquid ammonia and alcohol.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong acids and strong oxidizing agents.

Safety and Handling

Warning

GHS P Statement
P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.